Waves of Glory

Waves of Glory

Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble, And He brings them out of their distresses. He calms the storm, So that its waves are still. – Ps. 107:28-29.

The Lord has treasured every tear we’ve shed in a bottle, for we are precious to Him; He has not forgotten us. Even if His presence seems different from yesterday, He is always with us. He always desires to lavish us with waves of His glory so that wherever we go, His glory can touch those around us.

We have endured many waves of adversity, and not only have we survived, but now, we will experience waves of God’s glory like never before. These waves are coming upon us, flowing through us, ushering us into deeper realms in Him. In these depths, His glory will manifest in every place we set foot. These waves will wash away the dust, remove the debris left from our trials, and make ways for more of Him.

Let’s welcome and embrace these waves of glory without reserve. We will ride them on our spiritual surfboard of love, faith, and trust in Him. They will overflow, manifesting healing, freedom, salvation, joy, peace, and purpose. We do not always see them come, but once we encounter them, we let go of trying to stand on our own 2 feet, and just flow with Him, from glory to glory!

Do not wrestle

Do not wrestle

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. – Eph. 6:12.

We need to remember we are in a spiritual battle, not a natural one. If not, we will waste time battling people and situations in the flesh instead of the spirit. Among the things to watch for are the timing and the intensity of a battle. 

When something that rarely affects us suddenly does, we must be quick to recognize it and come against it. The timing of these attacks makes no sense. A heaviness, depression, or oppression erupt out of nowhere. Its surprising effect catches us off guard. Unexpected people and situations are involved, and the time to connect with the Lord seems non-existent.

Besides the timing, the intensity of a battle warns us of the warfare we face. It’s out of the ordinary and comes from all sides. It’s normal to feel down here and then, but when every moment feels oppressive, when every trigger makes you cry or angry, it’s not. The adversary amplifies challenges, makes us lose perspective, and causes despair. 

Let’s remember that we do not wrestle war against flesh and blood, and rebuke any spirit that is not of God, in Jesus’ name. Then, let’s rest in our Lord’s peace, protection, and walk in victory, from glory to glory!

Reach out

Reach out

In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; My hand was stretched out in the night without ceasing; My soul refused to be comforted. – Ps. 77:2 

This psalm paints a powerful image. Regardless of our circumstances, we can reach out for God’s hand, much like a child reaching for a parent’s guidance and comfort. It helps us draw closer to God and take-hold of the reality of His presence. As our connection deepens, so does our trust, leading us to prioritize His wisdom over ours or others’.

We often seek Him the most intensely when we realize we can’t move forward without Him. Through humility and total surrender, we reach into our hearts and reach out to His grace and mercy. Many obstacles can hinder our connection. Sometimes, we must let go of what’s in our hands, or relinquish our grip on another person or thing. Our fears and insecurities might also prevent us from fully reaching out. 

As we walk with the Lord, we realize we need His guidance with every step—great or small. Whether in times of joy or challenge, we look to Him. Holding His hand brings comfort when in sorrow and peace when at war. It brings safety and rest in every situation. We seek after Him because we love Him so and find He looks for us to reach out to Him from glory to glory!

Running Short?

Running Short?

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. – Phil. 4:19.

We often run short of love, patience, joy, gentleness, and self-control. Our wisdom, understanding, and abilities may also come up short, as can our hope, strength, and passion. We also might run short of finances and of what we think will bring us happiness. It’s in these moments of lack that we turn to the Lord, recognizing that nothing else can truly fulfill us. Only He can satisfy.

God supplies all of our needs, spiritual, emotional, and physical. When we hunger, He multiplies our resources; when we weaken, He empowers us. In our deficiency, He proves His all-sufficiency, reminding us of His superiority over our limitations. When we can’t, He can. God uses our lack to show us His abundance.

God doesn’t meet our needs according to our riches, but according to His. We cannot measure what He will do based on who we are or what we have. When we run short, we discover He is more than enough, lavishing treasures upon us. We all fall short of the glory of God, but when we receive Him, we receive His glory and learn to expect from Him what only He can give, from glory to glory! 

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